Spring Creek Health Care Center is in Fort Collins, Colorado. This city has a population of 175,625 people. This nursing home is a well below average facility. A grade of this caliber suggests we found some red flags. Fort Collins received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next section.
Spring Creek Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Spring Creek Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home a poor overall grade, we gave it a fairly respectable grade in nursing, where it received a B-. This was better than its other category grades. We weighed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our grade in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second highest area was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home earned mediocre government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a grade of C in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to place resident safety or health in imminent harm or jeopardy. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 59.060402 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spring Creek Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients that are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Spring Creek Health Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Fort Collins, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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